He Provides

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? -Matthew 6:25-26

This verse has been on the forefront of my mind the past few weeks as God has taken care of us during a lean time.

Relocating can become quite expensive with new licenses, insurance, car tags, deposits and other costs. Add to that missing a week of pay, adjusting to being paid monthly as well as owning a home and renting; money has been tight in our household!

It does seem that during lean times we’re able to see how God takes care of us and that we have nothing to worry about.

We began the month of November looking over our finances and were several hundred dollars short of our regular budget. We picked out the necessary items (rent, house payment, insurance, utilities) and decided that there would be absolutely no miscellaneous spending and we would use our yard sale money to pay cash for any groceries we needed.

Over the course of the past 3 weeks, we’ve been blessed in many ways:

  • We received a check back from our old car insurance!
  • We overpaid approximately $17 on our new insurance and received a refund!
  • We were sent a sweet card with a $30 gift card enclosed!
  • Our electricity/water bill was about $100 less than we had budgeted!
  • We had dinner with John David’s Aunt and Uncle one night and she sent us home with leftovers which fed us for the next 2 days!

(And those are just a few that came to mind!)

We never go without the things we needGod always provides!


7 Replies to “He Provides”

  1. I love posts like this! It's so easy to get wrapped up in what you don't have and not see all of the blessings He's bringing to you. Thank you for the uplifting post. 🙂

  2. I love times where we can reflect and see His provision. He ALWAYS provides in ALL ways! I'm glad you can see that :0)
    Lamenations 3:22-24 " Because of the Lords's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."

  3. Every blogpost that has read "What are you thankful for this year?" my response has been that the Lord always provides! When my husband was laid off this year, he filled every need that I worried would not be taken care of.

  4. Hi Rachel-
    I do not consider myself a religious or spiritual person, but I really enjoy these kinds of posts. I currently have goosebumps. Thank you for doing what you do – perhaps, selfishly, you are an angel for me.

  5. We are also going through lean times and I'm relying on Him to get us through as I know He will. Of course it will require extra sacrifice on our part but it's well worth it!

  6. Just discovered you through your Podcasts and very much enjoy your recipes and tips. God certainly provides and at age 60 I'm a living testament to that fact on more occasions that I could count. We've been through the most trying times in the past 2 years I can tell you that we have never gone without a roof over our heads or food on the table, which would have never happened without Him. Thanks so much!!!

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